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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,560 Ratings  ·  261 Reviews
Traditions are important. Especially in the South.
College football. Rivalries. Tailgating. Halftime shows.
Some things just don’t change.
Until Reese Holland shows up with her long legs and no-bullshit attitude to audition for the prestigious all-male Rodner University snare line.
It doesn’t matter how much hazing she has to endure from Laird Bronson, with his narrowed green
Published September 5th 2017
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3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I hate being in the minority!! I wonder sometimes if I read the same books! I didn't love it. I did enjoy some of it, but overall it felt a little lackluster and slow. I found myself going on Facebook, Amazon, and goodreads just because I wasn't all that into it. That alone tells me that it wasn't working for me. I'm happy I finished it though, because I'm so darn behind on my my reading challenge this year! The hazing was a little eye roll inducing, the (view spoiler)
Shannon Moore
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So, as of *looks at watch* right this second, I've read 122 books so far in 2017. That's a few, right? And I loved Drumline. Like a lot. So I figured I have to go back through those 122 books and pick out my favourites, just to see how Drumline compared.

There were 20 books on the favourites list, and Drumline is easily in the top 3. Just let that sink in for a minute. TOP 3 PEOPLE!

“You always this prickly? There a cactus somewhere in your family tree?”

The characters, the story, the banter,
Cristina | CristiinaReads
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
➳A story filled with emotions and passion all in one... Loved it from the very start to the end...

➳A college romance all in one, and I devoured it! The passion that Laird and Reese have is something that I have not seen or read in a college romance in such a long time. Not since reading from the OFF CAMPUS series by Elle Kennedy. I am so glad I took a choice in reading this baby, cause I will defiantly be reading it again just for fun in the future!

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~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
⭐4.5 stars⭐

This book was amazing! A perfect example of what a NA book should be. I haven't felt this way about an NA book since Elle Kennedy's The Deal.

Laird is my new book boyfriend. He is sexy as hell, sweet, loyal, smart, and has a heart of gold. He's such a great guy. Reese is very stubborn and independent but I understand why she is like that. She is very hardworking and I have lots of respect for her. I am so happy they found each other!

This book had it all. Romance, passion, humor, angst
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed

DRUMLINE had everything I loved. College co-eds, a competitive field, explosive attraction, complications, and friendships that last.

DRUMLINE was my first book by Stacy Kestwick. I was impressed by her storytelling, flowing prose, and very likable and genuine characters. Laird Bronson was almost perfect in his honest and palpable desire towards Reese. He was one of those incredibly awesome guys that rarely make it on the pages of a book. Laird, was everything you would want a boyfrie
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it

OMG. Dirty talking heroes on college snare lines is like my new favorite thing. Stacy Kestwick- where did you come from girl and when can I get more?!? This book was so much better than I expected it to be and was just the book I needed to get me out of my book funk. When I picked this up, nothing was grabbing my attention and I had DNFed 3 other books.. But I saw a teaser on Stacy's FB page, picked this up, devoured this sweet, funny, sexy as all hell little story, and well... you can now just
Emma Scott
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
NA romance perfection. And with marching band members? #speakingmylanguage.

Stacy Kestwick hit every right note (see what I did there?). Humor, banter, angst, emotions, computer apps (yes, apps!) and hot sexy times. Loved.
Sep 16, 2017 marked it as did-not-finish-dnf
Shelves: ku
Giving up @ 18%

Can't get on with this :(
Karen Mc ~ Bookalicious Babes Blog

If there is one constant in reading for me it's the potent and pleasurable high, the giddy delight I get when meeting a new or new-to-me author’s words. That rush during that initial read is off-the-charts incredible! I just popped my Stacy Kestwick book cherry with Drumline that was more of an explosion because HOLY HOT and HEADY READ!!!

I rarely rate a new-to-me-author the highest for my blog—six stars—but HOLY WOW!!! Drumline was THAT GOOD! From the very first page, Drumline was my DRUG and I
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Holy shit. I loved this book. I’m changing my Facebook Status to MARRIED to this BOOK!

This was my very first Kestwick book – from the cover, I was ready to one-click. Toss in the numerous early readers and their “I was up all night” status updates, I just knew I was going to enjoy this experience. I was not disappointed.

Laird. For fuck sakes, has there ever been a more perfect character? No, I don’t think so. And whoever you are thinking about right now, nope – wrong. Laird is it. The whole sh
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
3.5-4 stars! I've missed college romances! DRUMLINE started off strong, but towards the end it focused too much on the antagonist for my taste. I adooore Laird, though! Review to come!

Thanks to the author for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Esse livro me fez ter vontade de ter 18 anos de novo. O que falar? Me apaixonei por ele. Chorei como uma criança lendo, e amei os personagens.
Primeiro livro que leio dessa autora. Ela está de parabéns!!!!!!!!
Lost in a Book
That cover. Unf! I'll give you another moment to appreciate it. Obviously, I had to check the cover the book out after seeing the straining muscles, drumsticks and tattoos. *looks at it again for... research purposes* A southern drum line captain and a girl trying out for an all-guy line? Color me interested.

I'm Gonna let you in on a little secret...along with being on the track team and playing basketball when I was younger, I was also in band. *gasp* I'm a closeted band geek and now I'm seriou
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: page-turner, owned, alpha
**Side Note that had nothing to do with this book but for the ones who don't see my updates : We bought a home a while back but Sunday we got the keys and now we are working in it. So I'm going to be a bit absent here but once in a while I'll check in.**

4.5 Stars

I enjoyed this so so much!

Here in Belgium we don't have half times with Drumline in football/soccer. So I need to watch a few games on Youtube to really know what it actually is. But I liked it very much! I think we here can learn some
Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
You guys. Who knew band was so freaking sexy?

I mean, Stacy Kestwick did, apparently – because she just dished up one of the sexiest, most addictive, fresh and fun story about drummers well…ever.

Laird Bronson, y’all.

"Dear sweet rosy-cheeked baby Jesus and all the saints in heaven."

^^^ Exactly.

I didn’t even see him coming. He completely blew me away with his sexy/sweet alpha protectiveness. His dominant personality never getting in the way of Reese’s dreams. Is there anything sexier than a st
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much I lost sleep staying up and reading it. I also probably left a wet spot, but hey, it was worth that too. I've never read a book by Stacy Kestwick before, but if they're all as captivating as Drumline she's got a fan in me for life and I will correct that mistake.

This book is more than just hot. It's amazingly well written. It totally had me by the feels and lady parts from the first page to the last. I mean It was really easy to get to know and love Reese and Laird. Bot
Stephanie Rose
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Drumline was one of the best books I've read this year, and one of the best New Adult books I've read period.

Laird and Reese have scorching hot chemistry but are so much more under the surface. You can't help but fall for them both. This book makes you swoon, cry, over heat, and manically turn the pages to find out what happens next. This is Stacy's best writing to date and my favorite book of hers. It deserves so much more than five stars.
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, 2017reads
Can we pause and stare at that cover for a minute? With that juicy blurb I had to read it. This book just makes me wish I could play an instrument too. Isn't it such a treat when cover matches the inside so well? The set up was not the usual too which excites me. I can't help of think of American Pie when you say band camp before. Now I know better. It had the elements of your college romance with the right amount of angst, conflict, attractive people and relationships. This stands out to me tho ...more
***5 Why Are There Not Anymore Words?’ stars***

Why are there not any more words?

I NEED more words. I don't want to say goodbye to these characters...well, one I can definitely do without, but I want more time with them. Which is funny considering I waffled over reading this one and waited until the 11th hour to make my decision (And, Yes, I loved the movie Drumline which helped get my butt in gear), but it was a one of the best decisions I’ve made this year. This book

Oh man, Drumline was so good!

It was the type of book that I hated having to put down and constantly thought about when I wasn't reading it! I extra-loved it because I was in band and could appreciate all the research put into this book about the drumline.

It was sexy, intriguing, goofy smile inducing and tragic all in one! There was some drama that kept things interesting, there was sadness that had me ugly crying in the end and there was sexiness that had me fanning myself!

Seriously...if you
Alex ♈
Sep 15, 2017 marked it as dnf

Hazel James
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A master of sexual tension, Kestwick delivers another must-read book that had me from page one. Drumline's unique plot, well thought-out characters, and descriptive writing kept me reading into the wee hours of the morning.
Vanessa (nessreads)
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 "Laird makes my heart go BOOM" Stars!!!!

I! LOVED! THIS! BOOK! Gahhh, Stacy Kestwick wrote a fan-freakin-tastic book!!! This college romance was everything and more! The storyline, the plot, and the characters were just amazing. Well, except for one character, he was a complete and total a**hole! 'Drumline' made me laugh, swoon, smile so big, and it hit me right in the feels.

*clears throat* oh captain, my captain I ADOOOOOORED LAIRD!!!! Alright, ok, more than adored. He was so out-of-this-worl
Heather Cam
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: college, new-adult
This was OK but certainly not great.

This was light and fun to read and sometimes you just need a book like this every now and then. There was also amazing sexual tension with some OK steamy scenes with a dirty talking hero. The female MC also had to prove herself worthy of her position in the drumline (an exclusively male position) and did an awesome job of rising to that challenge.

The story for me just did not flow well. There were so many things going and I found myself forgetting bi
3.75 stars.
Overall I really liked this.
I don't read to many college romances any more as I feel that the characters have a certain immaturity that I can do without, even if it is age appropriate and fits well with the storyline.
I did however like the idea of a story based on the college's marching band and hence the title "Drumline".
It was made more poignant by the main characters experiences with cancer. Reese having had childhood leukemia and Laird's brother dying as a child from cancer. She
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Drumline appealed to me for several reasons: first, Kestwick's books are awesome-sauce. Second, I was a band nerd and I love stories about other band nerds. I connected with the characters right away because even though I wasn't a drummer, I was in band and thought that everything Kestwick wrote about various instruments and the people who play them were spot on. It was like a flashback to high school. I didn't continue on in college, but I imagine it was exactly like high school except more...
Shelby (Book Lovers Have More Fun)

Drumline was my VERY FIRST Stacy Kestwick book, and I was AMAZED.

It's been awhile since I read a REALLY GOOD college romance, and this was IT.

I have a new BFF and her name is Reese. She was HILARIOUS that I kept laughing out loud. I wanted to applaud her for her comebacks. I loved seeing her hold her own around a bunch of guys. Here's one of the many MANY funny things that came out of her mouth...

"Dear fearless gravity-defying Jesus walking on water."

I've personally never have known a hot "ban
Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
* Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *
Holy FREAKING moly! I cannot believe that this was my first Stacy Kestwick read, but I can confidently tell you all that it most certainly will not be my last. Right from the first chapter I was hooked and couldn't wait to dive into this completely original story. Of course this had to be one of the busiest weeks of my life so I had to very patiently (okay not so patiently) wait to finish this story, but let me just tell you that this is hands down
Jen ~ Schmexy Girl Book Blog
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it

Those Friday night football games—what's not to love? Hot football players, the cheering of the crowd, the feeling of those fall nights sitting on the bleachers making memories with your friends? Heaven. That's what most people think of when they conjure up the great game of football. But what about those drummers? Never thought to notice then did you? Neither did we as we read Drumline by Stacy Kestwick.

But sweet baby Jesus, we'll for sure notice them now! We were drawn to the cover of Drumline
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USA Today Bestseller Stacy Kestwick is a Southern girl who firmly believes mornings should be outlawed.
Her perfect day would include puppies, carbohydrates, and lounging on a hammock with a good book. No adulting, cleaning, or bacon allowed.

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“No, if I knew my girl, she was fuming on the other end, because nobody held her back from doing what she wanted. Not cancer. Not a hundred and eighteen years of drumline tradition. Definitely not some insecure motherfucker who couldn’t stand not being the center of attention. And—if I was right—Reese Holland wanted me almost as badly as I wanted her.” 2 likes
“That you don’t want me to cook you dinner, and tell you how damn beautiful you look, and kiss you until you’ve been kissed every single way there is to kiss.” 0 likes
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